2014 Tour Season: June through September on Wednesdays &
Sundays, 1-4 PM
All other times by appointment year
round. (630) 584-8485
Scout groups welcome! Special classes for
badges may be requested.
Natural Area Management Seminar
Feb 22 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Learn how to restore and manage prairie, woodlands
and wetlands. Reservations required. $55. Includes lunch
Antique Apple Tree Grafting Seminar
March 2 1:30pm. Make three grafts of antique apple trees to take home for
planting with Dan Bussey, Seed Savers Exchange Orchardist Reservations
Fox Valley 57th Annual Antique Show
March 8 & 9 Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Produced by Chicago
Suburban Antiques Dealers Association (CSADA). To Benefit Garfield Farm
Museum. At Kane Co Fairgrounds. $8.
“ Hands On” Beginning Dulcimer Workshop
April 6 Musician Dona Benkert will give instruction on these unique stringed
instruments. The 1pm session will cover mountain dulcimers and the 3pm
session will cover hammered dulcimers. Reservations required. $25 per
Woodland Wild Flower Walk
April 19 9:30am. Tour the museum’s Harley Pond woodlands with museum
staff. Reservations required. $6.
“ Hands On” Advanced Dulcimer Workshop
April 13 Musician Dona Benkert will give more advanced instruction.
The 1pm session will cover mountain dulcimers and the 3pm session will cover
hammered dulcimers. Reservations required. $25 per session.
Museum Awards Banquet
May 2 6pm–9pm. Annual dinner at the historic Dunham Woods Riding Club.
Reservations required. Cost $55.
Rare Breeds Show
May 18 11am-4pm. Breeders from around the Midwest display rare and historic
types of livestock. Individual breeders may offer livestock and
poultry for sale. Member participation by the American Livestock Breeds
June 15 12-4pm. Step back in time and learn about farm life in the 1840’s.
Activities will include tavern tours and period demonstrations. $6/$3.
July 6 9am. Tour the prairie with museum staff. Reservations required.
Garfield Farm Camps
July 8-10, 22-24 9am-Noon. During these three day camps,
children ages 8-15 years old will learn about farm life in the 1840’s.
Activities include; feeding animals, museum tours, and hands on
demonstrations. Reservations required. $75 each camp.
TBA 6pm. Help support the barn fund by attending this old fashioned contra
dance held in the 1842 barn. Call for reservations.
Antique Tool Show & Sale
Aug 3 9am-1pm. Members of the Midwest Tool Collectors Association and the
Early American Industries Association display, trade and sell antique and
collectable tools. $6/$2.
Archaeology Field Session I
Aug 12-24 8am-4pm. Participate in or observe archaeological
investigations of the 1830s/1840s log tavern site. Call or e-mail for
Heirloom Garden Show
Aug 24 11am-4pm. Rare and specialty fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs
are displayed and sold by Midwestern growers. Member participation by Seed
Savers Exchange. $6/$3.
TBA 2pm. Museum volunteer Chuck Bauer, will give a lecture on the history of
corn. There will be discussion of the type used in the 1840’s and how
farmers manipulated corn to create the variety we have today. Reservations
Sept. 6 9am. Tour the prairie with museum staff. Reservations required. $6.
Archaeology Field Session II
Sept 9-21 8am-4pm. Participate in or observe archaeological investigations
of the 1830s/1840s log tavern site. Call or e-mail for registration
Student Harvest Days
Oct 3 9am-1:30pm. Museum volunteers demonstrate 19th century living to
school children. Limit of 600 students by advanced reservations.
$5 Students/$4 Adults.
Oct 5 11:30am-4 pm. Join museum volunteers in this celebration of the
season. Continuous demonstrations of farm and household skills, 19th century
music and food. $6/$3.
Barns 101 & 201
TBA Staff member, Dave Bauer, will give two lectures on historic
barns. Barns 101 at 10am will provide a general overview.
Barns 201 at 1pm will provide a more in depth look. Both
lectures will include a tour of the museum’s barns. Reservations required.
$6 for each lecture or $12 for both.
Blacksmithing 101 & 202
Oct 12 Staff member, Joseph Coleman will give a Blacksmithing 101 at 10am
lecture and demonstration on blacksmithing and 202 at 1pm involving
hands-on experience for 202, $8.
Nov. 16 3-6 pm. For all those who helped out at the farm, a pot-luck
with photos and awards makes for a fun social afternoon.
Candlelight at the Inn
Dec 6 & 7 3-7pm. Experience the tradition of winter visits as practiced
by families like the Garfields in their 1846 Brick Inn. Hospitality, food,
music and bake-sale. Donations accepted.
For more information about Garfield Farm send an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 630/584-8485.
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